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TamanduaGirl
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My fennec fox site: http://tiny-foxes.com
My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Posted : May 4, 2018 4:36 pm
Ash
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They're cute! These are their own species, right?

I'm Fable and Ifrit's mommy. Also mommy to Carousel, Breeze, and a bunch of snakes, lizards, and spiders. Oh, and one amphibian!

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Posted : May 4, 2018 7:03 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Yes. Didelphis aurita, from Argentina. Not sure on their export laws but they sometime import tamandua from there so it might be possible to get them for pet trade like they do four eyed's.

My fennec fox site: http://tiny-foxes.com
My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Posted : May 4, 2018 8:38 pm
caninesrock
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They are so adorable. Smile

Exotic Wishlist: high content wolfdog or wolf,Coyote or Coydog, Black-backed Jackal, New Guinea Singing Dog, Red Fox

Domestic Wishlist: dogs, ferrets,

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Posted : May 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Bug
 Bug
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I love opossums so much. It's upsetting how short their lifespans are. 🙁

2 dogs + 2 axolotls

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Posted : October 7, 2018 10:44 pm
TamanduaGirl
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I don't know about these buys but four eyed opossum and bare tail woolly opossum can live to 10 years.

My fennec fox site: http://tiny-foxes.com
My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Posted : October 7, 2018 11:36 pm
Bug
 Bug
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TG, you are awesome.
Now I have a new rabbit hole to go down. Somehow I haven't come across these as prospective pets.
Are you familiar with them in the trade?

2 dogs + 2 axolotls

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Posted : October 8, 2018 8:50 am
TamanduaGirl
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Four eyed opossum aren't uncommon though I think most are imports but some are breeding them. I think the bare tail woolly opossum is rare, I just know the one person raising them.

My fennec fox site: http://tiny-foxes.com
My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Posted : October 8, 2018 2:27 pm
Bug
 Bug
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I don't see consistent lifespan estimates online. Just like with ferrets and minks, I would be concerned to take on an exotic and grow attached only to lose it after 3 or 4 years. I guess that comes with the territory of dealing with less well-known captive animals though.
I'm really interested in the woollies. If your friend is the one referenced in some other woolly-related posts on this forum, it sounds like he's been pretty consistent with his longevity!

2 dogs + 2 axolotls

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Posted : October 8, 2018 2:47 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Yes. He gave a lifespan of 10 years for his woolly and four eyes. I'm sure a lot of the variance in life span found online has to do with a variety of care people give. After checking his profile I see he does have a public page and this would appear to be one of the woolies so since this is public info I can link that if you want to try contacting and see if he'll answer questions about their care and such: https://www.facebook.com/saginawtropica ... =3&theater

My fennec fox site: http://tiny-foxes.com
My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Posted : October 8, 2018 3:12 pm
Bug
 Bug
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Thank you so much for the information!

2 dogs + 2 axolotls

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Posted : October 8, 2018 3:30 pm
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